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Crustorhabditis chitwoodi sp. nov. (Nematoda: Rhabditidae): an intertidal species from the coast of New South Wales, Australia, with observations on its ecology and life history

Nicholas, Warwick


A new species, Crustorhabditis chitwoodi, was discovered in nutrient agar plates inoculated with beach sand collected from an ocean beach in New South Wales, Australia. The three other known species of the genus have all been found as commensal inhabitants of ocypodid shore crabs. It is suggested that the sand inoculum was seeded with dauer larvae of the nematode that had been dispersed by scavenging crabs. The new species is distinguished from the three previously described species by...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research


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